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7th Annual Strike Out Domestic Violence Bowling Event

The Steve Smith Family Foundation is privileged to host its seventh annual Strike Out Domestic Violence Bowling Event. Driven by Steve Smith Sr.’s passionate testimony that your WHY has to be bigger than your bad days – an idea embraced after his own first-hand experience with domestic violence – the Foundation’s appeal seeks to increase awareness of […]


Yelp’s Wing Fling 2019

*This is a private event – you MUST RSVP and receive a confirmation to attend. This event is 21+. NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here to RSVP for this event. This is your chance to crown the Queen City’s best wings AND help an amazing cause. Warning: just a reminder that it’s a marathon and not a […]


The Panthers officially brought Steve Smith back to Charlotte for good. The reality behind the scenes? He never left

By Jourdan Rodrigue, theathletic.comOriginal Article: The first time Steve Smith ever went to the dentist, he was a little boy. The second time was right after he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, and the dentist found 13 cavities. But what could he have done to solve it, while growing up in poverty in […]


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Steve Smith Family Foundation wants to continue it’s efforts to bring attention to this issue. For many, home is a place of love, warmth, and comfort. It’s somewhere that you know you will be surrounded by care and support, and a nice little break from the busyness […]


Dream on 3: “My dream is to meet former NFL player, Steve Smith.”

Bervard Jr.’s Story Jr. lives with epilepsy. Bervard Wright, Jr. (or “Junior” as his mother affectionately calls him) is, at first glance, a seemingly a typical teen. He enjoys playing video games, can’t get enough of his dog, eats fried chicken any chance he gets and shares a passion for working on cars with his […]


‘I started to realize that I’m not broken’: Steve Smith opens up about mental health and depression

By Zach Brook, nbcsports.comOriginal Article: Former Carolina Panthers’ star receiver Steve Smith spoke in front of a crowd of over 400 people at the fifth annual Wake up for Wellness breakfast that was sponsored by Mental Health America of Central Carolinas. The 16-year veteran and current NFL Network analyst touched on the importance of seeking […]


Steve Smith Sr. describes emotions of entering Hall of Honor and reconnecting with Panthers

By Max Henson, panthers.comOriginal Article: CHARLOTTE – “It’s good to be back.” Words we all have been waiting to hear from Steve Smith Sr. – one of if not the most beloved Panther ever. He said those words to David Tepper after the Panthers owner FaceTimed him to share the news that he was […]


Steve Smith Family Foundation is on a roll in Charlotte

By Bryan Strickland, panthers.comOriginal Article: CHARLOTTE – Steve Smith enjoyed a reunion of sorts with the Panthers this past season, but his relationship with Charlotte has been a constant throughout his adult life. “Our kids go to school here. We live here, pay taxes here,” Smith said. “I have businesses here. We have our […]


After NFL career, Steve Smith making impact for school children.

By Jeff Siner, kansascity.comOriginal Article: Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help 800 local students prepare for the new school year by donating backpacks filled with supplies to Salvation Army Boys & Girls of greater Charlotte. View video:


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